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Henri Giraud Fût de Chêne Multi-Vintage (2017 base vintage) Mixed Vintage

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RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourWhite
TypeSparkling

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
ChampagneM.V.Henri Giraud Fût de Chêne Multi-Vintage (2017 base vintage)

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BT3 \ 6421,290.001294 AK42143.3333333333394.0094.00Henri Giraud Fut de Chene Multi-Vintage (2017 base vintage)0.7530
ChampagneM.V.Henri Giraud Fût de Chêne Multi-Vintage (2017 base vintage)JB11550.00bt94 AK1183.3333333333394.0094.00Henri Giraud Fut de Chene Multi-Vintage (2017 base vintage)330
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Tasting Notes

The golden colour is unusual. The nose immediately reveals its oak vinification with rich tones of vanilla streaked with melted butter. The palate then pits this buttery, rounded, mellow richness against a profoundly mouth-watering vein of saltiness and freshness. This is a game of juxtaposition, of contrast that actually really works out. Very appetising.

94
Anne Krebiehl MW, Falstaff, March 2022

The majority of the blend in this release is the 2017 vintage, with the remainder from a perpetual reserve that dates back to 1990. A pale straw colour in the glass, the nose here is youthful but quite pronounced, bringing floral blossom tones together with dried citrus peel and hints of toasted brioche. A fine acidity lines the palate, bringing steely, tight fruit against a youthfully vigorous mousse. The focus is on this freshness and early fruit for now, but there are lightly biscuity tones that build on the delightfully saline finish. This is distinctly vinous, linear and focussed. Approachable now, it will benefit from some time in bottle to unwind a little.

94
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, March 2022

Made from 100% Grand Cru Aÿ fruit – 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay – with 66% coming from the 2017 vintage. The balance is taken from a perpetual reserve that dates back to 1990. It sees a huge amount of oak, and this forest of staves forms the backdrop to this extraordinary performance. Deep gold in colour, there is a staggeringly full nose of brioche and panettone over an orange zest palate, and toasted almond notes come at you from all angles. The finish is thrillingly long with amazingly bold oak-smoke details.

There is an air of luxury here that verges on the gastronomic as opposed to the vinous, and I swear I can detect notes of foie gras and roast chicken jus! I left a small amount of wine in the bottle with a stopper and tasted it a week later – it was incredible. Still sparkling, densely perfumed, hugely impactful and massively rich. If you love the wines of Salon, Selosse, Krug, Egly and other mighty Houses, then you will adore the intense fanfare of flavours that accompanies a bottle of Henri Giraud Champagne. 19/20 (Drink now – 2030)

19
Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com, March 2022
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